The Weather Channel has forecasted below normal temperatures in the East and South for the upcoming winter. This surely is not music to the ears of many in the East which had extreme amounts of snow and cold last winter. Other big El Nino years were 1982/1983 and 1997.
There is a consensus among scientists that El Nino will invade the Northern Hemisphere this winter. Dan Collins a research scientists with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center stated:
There is a greater than 95% chance El Nino will last through the wintertime and there is good confidence it will last into the spring.
In California El Nino is more than welcome if it brings more snow or rain. The extended drought has ruined livelihoods but the El Nino may not even reach California. The Sierra Nevada snowpack produced the lowest water content since 1950 of any April 1st.
Northern and Eastern States
Many Northern and Eastern states as well as cities themselves would gladly have given much of their snow away which far exceeded average accumulations. Heavy snow, as in Boston last winter, and little snow as in northern California in of itself does not prove global warming or global cooling. There are extremes of cold and hot temperatures, snow or lack thereof globally.
What does it prove? Weather and temperatures are cyclical since the beginning of time.
In the UK only 1998 and 2011 were colder summers than this summer. 2012 and 2015 recorded an average reading of 13.9% C meaning global warming is hiding again.
Chief Scientist Professor Dame Julia Slingo stated:
No one can deny we have had a pretty disappointing summer with a lot of unsettled weather and only a few warm spells, especially through July and August.
Julia Slingo is a British meteorologist and climate scientist. She made a ridiculous statement in March 2012 that a reduction in Arctic sea ice caused by climate change was possible linked to colder and drier winter weather in the UK. So if it is too hot or too cold it is caused by climate change.
After last years summer average of 14.8 C global warmers were having their say about climate change. The 14.8 C was half a degree higher than the average summer temperature records of the last 3 decades. The UK’s average for the 30 year time period was 14.3 C.
This is precisely another reason why level headed observors of temperature change know one season like last years in the UK does not prove anything. Except. Climate does change like in has for thousands of years. In 1978 Leonard Nimoly said “Climate experts believe the next Ice Age is on its way.”
Now some so called climate experts are saying global warming is going to be catastrophic. Global Freezing believes when its cold or hot it is part of the cyclical weather change that has been on earth since the beginning of time.
Here we go again. The Farmers Almanac has come out with their annual winter forcast saying, “The Winter of 2015/2016 would have unseasonably cold conditions with more snow than normal.” The Almanac went on to say that New Englanders would once again experience a very frigid winter. Also, the freezing and snowy conditions will hit many Eastern and Midwestern states and reach into parts of the South.
Early snow is expected for the East and some of the Pacific Northwest. The Almanac uses 3 scientific disciplines to make their long-range predictions according to their own website. They are:
Solar Science – The study of sunspots and solar activity.
Climatology – The study of prevailing weather patterns.
Meteorology – The study of the atmosphere.
Farmer Almanac editor Janice Stillman backs up the Almanacs claim of a 96.3% accuracy for its 2015 prediction of a cold, snowy winter. Many weather experts including Meteorologists strongly disagree with The Farmers Almanac claim. What say you?
Global Freezing believes the claims are exagerrated but that the Almanacs 3 prediction methods make a lot of sense. Since 1818 The Farmers Almanac has published its periodical.
It is suppose to be politically correct to say climate change when referring to global warming. Hogwash! Everyone knows climate changes so to use climate change interchangeably with global warming is ludicrous.
The Pope, Hillary Clinton, Barrack Obama and many other misinformed individuals think they sound so smart by saying climate change is real. I have very old news for you. Climate has changed since the beginning of time and will never stop changing. Pope Francis said global warming is a threat to humanity and hosted an event with mayors and governors around the world.
Not surprising the liberal California Governor Jerry Brown, New York Mayor Bill de Blasia along with other like minded global warmers from Asia, Africa and Europe convened. Pope Francis climate change encyclical is a formal Catholic teaching document. However, many climate scientists believe global warming is a hoax or vastly exaggerated. Global warming should affect temperatures and diminish the length of cold winter seasons if in fact climate is changing. Consider. Even Weather Channel Historian Chris Burt stated:
November 2014 was the coldest November since 2000 for the contiguous U.S.
The term “Arctic Outbreak” was used frequently by meterologists during the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 winter seasons. Why? Because of extreme freezing weather conditions that were in fact – widespread. Boston shattered their old record of 107.6″ of snow from 1995/1996 with a new record of 110.6″ for the 2014/2015 winter season. Worchester, Massachusettes past record snowfall was 86.7″ and the 2014/2015 winter demolished that record with 119.7″. And for those foolish enough to say snow does not mean cold, record snow piles were often the result of extended periods of cold temperatures not allowing the snow to melt.
Collapsing roofs, closed roads including freeways, frozen fountains, astounding over 85% ice coverage on the Great Lakes – a rare two years in a row, freezing temps from the East Coast in November to Denver and Arizona in May. It’s amazing how global warming makes things colder for such a long time isn’t it?
Boston had so much snow this year that if it was told on April 1st it could have been an April’s Fool joke. No kidding. Bostonian’s were so sick of the snow that they were hoping for more so they would have a record to show for it. Funny – and they do, a new record of 108.6 inches.
The old record was 107.6 inches set in the 1995/1996 winter season. Records have been kept for Boston since 1872 making this their snowiest season in at least 143 years. The National Weather Service reported 2.9 inches of snow fell by 7:00 P.M. on March 15th giving Boston 108.6 inches for the 2014/2015 winter season up to that date.
This winter season set thousands of daily record cold temperatures and many record monthly temps. Global Freezing weather was widespread and lasted too long for millions of people. The Great Lakes are finally starting to thaw. Not since the 1970’s has The Great Lakes seen 2 seasons in a row with 85% or more ice cover.
Even in the Washington D.C. area where many political climate change and global warming enthusiasts reside freezing temperatures ruled the day. In the last week of February a record high number of severe frostbite cases were reported. The hospital’s burn director at MedStar Washington Center said 8 patients were admitted with severe frostbite compared to the just 1 or 2 usual cases for an entire winter season. Interestingly, none of the frostbite victims appeared to be homeless.
Some cities with the coldest ever recorded February’s with their average temperatures for that month:
Buffalo, New York – average 10.9 degrees normally 26.3
Syracuse, New York – average 9.0 degrees
Binghamton, New York – average 12.2 degrees
Ithaca, New York – average 10.2 degrees
Rochester, New York – average 12.2 degrees
Hartford, Connecticut – average 16.1 degrees
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – average 20.9 degrees
Portland, Maine – average 13.8 degrees
CARIBOU, MAINE – deserved all caps with an amazing average of 2.5 degrees
Chicago had its 2nd coldest ever recorded February. The last time the windy city saw a February freeze like this was 140 years ago in 1875. Global warming? Don’t think so.
Cleveland broke its all-time record low for February with a 17 below zero temperature on February 20th. The previous February record low was 16 degrees below zero 116 years ago on February 10, 1899.
Coldest Month For ANY Month On Record
All these cities set not only coldest ever recorded February’s but also coldest ever recorded month including all months.
Buffalo, New York
Rochester, New York
Syracuse, New York
Several cities had old records broke that were 81 years ago from way back in 1934. They include Amheast, Rochester and Syracuse New York. The most amazing is probably Syracuse because the old record low average for the month of February was 12.1 degrees and the new February 2015 record low average was 9.1 degrees. It takes a significant amount of freezing temperatures for an extended amount of time to be 3 degrees below the old average. Take that climate change.
Did you know snow was so high in Chelmsford Massachusetts that dogs climbed on 7 foot and taller snow mounds next to homes and jumped on roofs. Dogs walking on housetops – interesting and funny.
Winter Storm Thor and its long freezing weather effect created heartbreak and agony. At least 10 people died and hundreds of injuries from coast to coast resulted from Thor.
Global Freezing will highlight some of the more popular cities and a few smaller ones of a winter storm so massive it would take post after post to cover completely.
Several cities in Kentucky saw some of the highest snow totals along with hazardous road conditions. A long stretch of I-65 just north of the Tennessee border had dozens of stranded vehicles. Many slept in their cars or trucks. Motels filled up quickly for those fortunate enough to have made it off the interstate in their cars or by walking. Heavy fast falling snowfalls created havoc, large snow totals and snow records. Let’s start with the highest snowfall totals in the south:
near Radcliff – 25″
Elizabethtown – 24″
Baizetown – 23″
Frankfort – 18.5″
Lexington – 17.1″ Record 2 day snowfall breaking an over 72 year old record
Crofton – 17″
Paducah – 12″
Louisville – 11.9″
Hopkinsville – 11″
Bowling Green – 7″
Buckeye – 14″
Davis – 14″
Morgantown – 9.2″
Martin – 13.5″
Union City – 13.5″
Dyersburg – 12.5″
Clarksville – 7″
Jackson – 4″ snow and sleet
Nashville – 3.5″
near Bono 11″
Paragould – 7.8″
Little Rock – 6″ snow and sleet
Hot Springs – 5″ snow and sleet
Winchester – 8″
Front Royal – 4″
Washington Dulles Int. Airport – 3.6″
Grapevine – 7″
Irving – 6.2″
Crowell – 4″
DFW International Airport – 3.5″
near Horn Lake – 4.4″ snow and sleet
Tunica – 3.5″ snow and sleet
Go Mountain States and West
Schofield Pass 54.6″ Winter Storms Sparta and Thor
near Wolf Creek Pass – 52″ Winter Storms Sparta and Thor
Molas Pass – 50″
Buckboard Flat – 49″
Camp Jackson – 40.6″
Boulder – 9.5″
Squaw Valley – 32″
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort – 24″
Donner Peak – 13″
Diamond Peak Ski Resort – 24″
Mount Rose Ski Resort – 16″
Taos Ski Area – 21″ Winter Storm Sparta and Thor
Gallina – 14″
Albuquerque – 9.6″ Winter Storm Sparta and Thor
Casper Mountain – 18″
Casper – 12″
Rawlins – 5″
near Parks – 12″
Arizona Snowbowl 11″
Flagstaff – 8.6″
Some Central and Plain State Snowfall Totals
Kennett – 15.5″
Cape Girardeau – 9″
near Dexter – 9″
Poplar Bluff – 8″
Cordell – 5″
Calumet – 4″
Oklahama City – 3.2″
Liberal – 3.5″
North and Midwest Snowfall Totals
near Waterloo – 17″
Sciotodale – 16.5″
Rosemount – 16″
Portsmouth – 15″
Brookport – 11″
Mound City – 11″
Metropolis – 9″
Harrisburg – 7.2″
Murphysboro – 6″
Freeport – 3.4″
Charlestown – 11″
Evansville – 11″
Mount Vernon – 8″
Mount Pleasant – 11″
Exton – 6.3″
King of Prussia – 5.9″
near Allentown – 5.5″
Philadelphia Int. Airport – 4.5″
Wrenshall – 6.5″
Duluth – 4.9″
Brainerd – 4.7″
near Harrison – 6″
Iron River – 6″
near East Farmington – 6″
near Bayfield – 5.9″
Kenosha – 3.5″
Newberry – 5.3″
Alpena – 3.5″
Ironwood – 3.5″
near Porcupine – 5″
Deadwood – 3.5″
near Watertown – 3″
Northern and Northeastern States
Millers – 9.5″
Westminster – 9″
Hagerstown – 8.5″
Elizabeth – 7.6″
Stewartsville – 6.9″
Newark – 5.7″
Fort Kent – 7.5″
Caribou – 5″
Jamaica – 7.1″
New York Central Park – 5.5″
New London – 6.8″
Bridgeport – 3″
East Freetown – 6.2″
New Bedford – 6″
South Dennis – 6″
Tiverton – 6″
North Kingstown – 5″
Pittsburg – 4″
near Cabot – 3.5″
WOW what a list of the extreme widespread nature of Winter Storm Thor. There are many, many more cities that were greatly impacted by snowfalls, freezing cold, steel and rain. Global Freezing will concentrate more on cold temperature records in the next post which are plentiful. There was so much ice and freezing weather late in the season that global warming is petrified.
Winter Storm Thor is in full force coming on the heels of Winter Storm Sparta. Thor is longer lasting than Sparta and most other winter storms. From California to Maine states are being hit with more snow, rain, ice and sleet. California was more welcome to the storm because of draught conditions.
Winter Storm Warnings
Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Storm Watches and Winter Weather Advisors have been issued for states across the country. Ice build-up on roads, power lines, and airplanes are creating dangerous conditions and are expected to increase. The reason for the increase is Thor is bringing tons of rain, sleet and snow with dropping temperatures turning many roads to ice. Dense fog is adding to the already hazardous weather.
A small airplane crashed in Norfolk, Virginia leaving at least two dead. Dense fog was said to be the cause of the tragedy. Significant amounts of ice expected in several north, midwest, eastern and southern states including Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee.
This post is a WARNING about the widespread effects of Winter Storm Thor. Please take heed and be safe. Many record breaking cold temperatures will accompany this storm
March 2015 has started with more snow, ice and cold from Winter Storm Sparta. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather advisory for March 1st through March 3rd.
On March 1st an amazing 48 states had snow on the ground including Alaska and Hawaii. North Carolina, Oklahoma, Missouri and several other states reported treacherous road conditions with ice causing a slew of accidents. Many injuries and deaths are still resulting in the constant onslaught of this hazardous winter weather.
A large pileup of vehicles on I-44 in Missouri caused a major road closure and a tracter trailer overturned in Phelps County carrying hazardous materials. Winter Storm Sparta is being blamed for at least 7 deaths with multiple deaths reported in Missouri and Pennsylvania.
More record cold temperatures are being set in March with Poughkeepsie, New York feeling a freezing 1 degree on March 1st.
Inclement weather caused almost 500 flights to be canceled out of DFW International Airport. Over 4500 people were reported to be stranded with most sleeping at the airport hoping for renewed flights. Over 8,000 flights were either canceled or delayed nationwide. The widespread global freezing effect of Sparta covered approximately 2,000 miles.
Some snow totals from Winter Storm Sparta:
Odell – 4″
Ogden – 9.7″
Springfield – 8.1″
Middletown – 8.5″
Indianapolis – 7.8″
Wagon Mound – 12″
Albuquerque – 9.6″
Pecos – 6″
Skiatook – 8″
St. Marys – 8″
Dayton – 4.9″
Sarver – 5.3″
New Castle – 4″
Tell global warming that approximately 63% of the United States had snow cover on March 1st. Also tell climate change that Winter Storm Sparta added 2.1 inches of snow to Boston. This brings Boston’s snow total to over 104 inches as of March 2nd meaning the city only needs about 3.5 inches to top its all-time record of 107.6 inches.
Boston could break the record this week with more snow on the way and winter storms. Yes, plural stormS.